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Areas of Interest: Neurotrophic factors and neuropeptides in neuronal development; traumatic brain injury and mental disorders.
My Story: The truth is, I was not always interested in my current field of neurology, but as a young girl I was always interested in science in general.  I always liked asking questions from early on and in high school I really liked my biology teacher which increased my interest to learn science. After high school I attended a college in India that was heavily focused on science.  As a student I was always involved in science related projects and would participate in research programs in the summer.  I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology. After I graduated, I came to the United...